Monday, August 20, 2018

Praying works!

Miracles = Kneeling and praying in the road!!! 

Okay so up until Thursday we didn't have any new people to teach and didn't have much to show for our work... for those who don't know, a mission has a lot of work with goals and numbers.. haahh but we were struggling to find new people but We left the house Friday with a lot of faith and hope that we will find a family to teach then we went to work... the whole day was rejection but we didn't give up. then we"knocked" on a door we have been trying for a while and he finally answered. Yay! 
Afterwards we were REALLY hungry so we stopped to eat something  and when found a food truck the lady said 2 hours before that she was telling her son that they need to go to a church and she had talked to missionaries a while back and she wanted to talk to them again - and what happens? We arrive at their food truck and started to talk to them.. it truly was awesome and a miracle.. 

This week was very hard and this last week will be even harder but I know that everything will be okay!! 

Love you all so much. See you next week!! 
Love, Sister Moss 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Working to the end...

This week was a good one. I am doing great and I am working until the end and it's not easy!! hahah I am so tired and I just want to sit down.. but I know that I will finish strong and that I have help from the Lord!!
This week we had a bit easier time finding people to teach but we didn't have any one at church again... ugh it's so frustrating, we had everything planned for them to have a ride to church and everything and one called at 10:40pm saying she couldn't make it and the other said Sunday morning that he wouldn't be going.. it's very sad to go to church and not have anyone there with us..

Here in Iraja (my ward) I have the feeling that my job is not to baptize people, I have had 4 baptisms fall through, I feel more like I am here to strengthen the members, I got here and they had a hard time trusting the missionaries and now they love us.. one thing now is that they need to have their testimonies strengthened to be able to accept new converts.. one thing that was written in my Patriarchal blessing was that my testimony will help strengthen many members and I truly feel like that is my purpose here, its a bittersweet purpose because as a missionary I need to help others be baptized but i know that part of my job is to strengthen the Lords children in what ever form I can.. I love this ward and the work I am doing. I hope that it's making a difference in the lives of the people I am helping!!
I love you all so much and I can't wait to see you all in 2 short weeks <3

Sister Moss

Monday, August 6, 2018

Please pray for our investigator...

This week doesn't have a lot to tell we have been working a lot and trying to find people to teach...

We have one man that will be baptized the end of the week please PRAY for him that he can resist temptations and that he will be baptized this week.. i know that he's ready but satan is very tricky!!! hahah

I am excited to be here and it's getting really real that i'll be coming home, but at the same time its like I just got here!! 

I am sorry that this week isn't a lot to write and I will be better for the last 2 weeks I PROMISE!! 
Have a great week and i love you all <3 


Sister Moss

Monday, July 30, 2018

The Miracle of the Fast

This week we had a miracle with fasting...

So my area is very difficult to find people who care to listen and go to church, I haven't had people at church for the last month and its very sad.. this week we did a fast for our area to be able to find people and teach them.. the day of the fast we found 5 people and marked 4 dates for baptism.. its been one of the best days I've had in a long time.. its very hard to stay happy, i have so much on my mind as well that its very difficult to focus on the work when nothing big is happening.. i think this last week my faith has fallen a bit and its making the work a bit harder... 

Things with my companion are a bit rough but its only the second week and i hope things will get better... i know that i am with her for a reason.. 

Not a lot to say this week, I will be giving my Hero testimony this week at the zone conference and I am so nervous but i am always nervous to speak in front of people.... hahah 
I love you so much have a great week 


Sister Moss

Monday, July 23, 2018

Another week...

Okay so this week was a tough one we don't have an investigators that are willing to work and keep the commitments that we are giving... I am a bit unexcited right now, I want this transfer to be a good one, to be able to help my companion because she just finished a transfer that was very hard for her. but she is sad very fast and I dont know what to do. We are having a hard time finding people who really want to learn and it's sad..

The area is VERY big and when I say big I mean VERY big... but I like it. it's harder because it's center of the city and everyone we talk to lives somewhere else.. and we have a lot of buildings that we can go knocking on doors..  I live in an apartment and I don't know my neighbors I never see them because our time to be in the apt. is very different than them..

Sister Torres, yes, she's from Natal, she's very cool.. we are still trying to get used to each other she is a lot different than Sister Santos.. we do laugh but not a lot. she's a bit more shy, it's hard to always push the subject with her... I am trying though!! 
The ward is great. they take great care of us and are always searching to help in anyway .. but I know that everything will be alright.. Heavenly Father is helping me out!! 

Have a great week and I love you so much <3 

Sister Moss

Monday, July 16, 2018

My last transfer...

So this week was a good but difficult one, we are having a hard time finding new people who care to be baptized and care to continue to receive the lessons.. I am a bit discouraged for this.. this last transfer we had 3 baptisms ready and they all fell through. this last week we were supposed to be having a baptism for Paulo he passed the interview and was ready to be baptized but the day before the baptism he called and said he needed to talk to us and we went there and she said he didn't want to be baptized anymore.. it broke my heart!! i just started crying after we left his house. 
A lot of missionaries are more worried about the numbers and goals we have to hit, but i truly feel the love of the Savior for everyone of my investigators and i just cry knowing that they have chosen to deny what they have learned.

Today is a start to the LAST transfer... how cow! how did the time go by so fast... I cant believe it, and no offense - I don't want to come home yet!!! hahah I love it here and I am happy that I am coming home but there is a part of me that is broken because I have to leave.. 
today i got a new companion Sister Torres, she is from Natal, a city close by Natal... she saw Kenzie before she came to the mission.. she has 4 months and I hope I can help her, this last transfer. for her she had a lot of problems with her comp. so I hope that I can be a good companion for her.. she hasn't stopped smiling since she got here.. I already was in the same zone as her..

I am happy to be serving and having a great time here in Brasil!! I love you all so much and hope you have a great week!!! 

Sister Moss

Monday, July 9, 2018

I can't sleep...

Not a lot happened this week

We are preparing to have a baptism this next week I pray that everything goes well.. we are having a bit of a hard time finding new people and when we do they don't really care to learn more.. but I know that everything will be alright! 

We had Paulo at church with us and it was the most that I exercised my faith. We were praying and praying that he could arrive and he did at the last minute and he can now be baptized this week!! It's going great. 
I am not sleeping really well, because my companion started talking in her sleep and it wakes me up and then i don't sleep again, but I know the Lord is helping me have the strength I need to continue to work.. if you all could pray for me to continue to have the strength and energy i would appreciate it!!

I love you all so much and miss you too!! 

Sister Moss

Monday, July 2, 2018


I love you so much mommy.. I am glad that the kids had fun this week at the cabin. I am really sad that I couldn't be there to see everyone!! Thank you for the help with getting the information at BYU-I. I am excited to see what will happen!! and I can live with Shannie!!!! That would be awesome! <3 

This week was a bit harder for me. my companion and I had some arguments and it's been a bit hard but everything will be okay!! We have been working a lot with two people trying to prepare them for baptism.. one is Paulo. he is golden!! haha we has so much desejo to be baptized and is doing all he can to be baptized this transfer.. he has done really well at church and he loves it so much!! I am excited for him! the other is "A". He is a bit more difficult we don't know if he actually needs to be baptized he is learning very slow and has a hard time remembering what we are teaching maybe he is innocent like a child!! We are praying that he stops drinking coffee and will be ready to be baptized! 

We have two weeks left in this transfer, we will receive transfers the 14th and I don't know what will happen.. a lot of the sisters are saying I will become SLT and if I do I will be transferred if not I think I will stay here and maybe train again!! I don't know what will happen.. I will be okay with whatever happens.. 

I love you all and hope you all have a great week!!

Sister Moss

Monday, June 25, 2018

I Lost the Memory Card from my Camera! Ugh!

This week doesn't have a lot to say. we worked very hard and a lot of things "bad" are happening. we are having the whole list of investigators stop listening to the lessons and it's been a bit more stressful here... my companion and I are doing well together. No problems there I just don't know how to help her and so it's a bit frustrating as well...
I lost my memory card with all my pictures from my mission and so i am very sad... I have hope and faith that someone will find it and bring back to me.. please pray for it to happen... 

I was not mugged I PROMISE. I took it out to print photos and I put it in my pocket to go back home and I don't know where it went after that. I thought I took it out and left it at home before I went to work, but I haven't found it at home and I don't know. I went to the store and the bus stop and we walked the whole route we did the other day. I have faith that I will get it back just keep praying!! 
So my week was a bit harder but I am doing fine. I'm loving my mission and every little trial I have. sorry 
I don't have a lot to write but I love you all and wish you a great week!! <3
Sister Moss

Monday, June 18, 2018

Why Did I Come on a Mission?

So happy for everything that happening at home. i am glad the kids are enjoying the activities that you have planned.. 

This week was a bit hard we had worked a lot and had nothing to show for it until Friday night!! i know that the Savior is always helping. we had a lot of help from him this week.. there was a point during the week i asked why was last week so easy and this week is so very hard, like no one cared for anything and my companion and i just had rough days and we were complaining about it and the Lord was like trust in me and everything will be alright and that same day we had been just walking in center and we had miracles happen. we had three people stop us to talk to us about the church and now they are doing well in the lessons.. also we went to church and had none of our investigators there but Heavenly Father helped and put a new family in our path so we can teach...

The week was great and i know without a doubt i couldnt have done it without my Savior on my side!!<3 
Mom asked me a couple of questions and I want to share my answers with everyone...Here are the questions she asked: Why did you go on a mission? Why do you think Heavenly Father needed you in Brazil? AND have you done what He’s asked you to do?
I am on my mission for a lot of reasons, but the most important is because i know that this gospel can change lives and that it helps our families have happiness.. i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my family and knowing that we can be together forever and that we are happy all the time. i know without a doubt that Brasil is the place our Father in Heaven needed me, i have never doubted it.. i know that they people ive helped needed me and i know that i have had the chance to change their lives for the better.. i try everyday to do what he has asked and a lot of the days i feel like i am doing well.. we can always improve and be better, i know that my Heavenly Father is proud of my work and that i have done what he needs.. i love my mission and the chance i have to be here <3 
i love you all so much have a great week<3 
Love, Sister Moss